And Then There Were Nine. . .: More Women of Mystery
by Smith
University of Wisconsin Press, 1985
Paper: 978-0-87972-320-0
Library of Congress Classification PS374.D4A54 1985
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.087209

Within the formulas of crime fiction, this collection ranges from writers Daphne du Maurier and Margery Allingham, whose names are synonymous with conventional subgenres of crime fiction, through Patricia Highsmith, and Shirley Jackson, who deliberately set conventions aside or who moved those conventions into other realms. Most important, perhaps, Jackson, Highsmith and E. X. Ferrars depict civilizations that are not essentially orderly, that are not founded upon a commonly understood concept of justice--where one must make her own order.
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